There is not much left to say about President Obama on this Syria affair, but it is interesting to see parties on the Left and Right come together at long last and excoriate his inept bungling of what seemed a pretty straightforward foreign policy event.
So let us make a couple of things clear to both the Left and the Right, who seem to be uncertain as to some of the following points:
- America had no credibility to lose on this; the moment Obama was elected in 2008 and commenced a 2009 apology tour, did the whole reset party joke with Russia, bowed to a Saudi king, et cetera, we lost our credibility. When our country re-elected this incompetent in 2012, the door to any respect from other countries was shut. Done deal.
- We will not re-establish our credibility until 2016 at the earliest when a new president will have the enormously difficult job of climbing out of the hole Obama has dug.
- Putinliterally, not Russia, but just Putinis the only winner here. He has earned himself a seat at the Big Boy table. He should never have left the Loud Kids Room with other wannabe leaders. He will be difficult to relocate.
- The Presidents inexplicable decision to go ahead with his Tuesday night speech has some benefit: high school speech teachers will no longer need to resort to the Nixon Checkers speech as an example of bad oration.
- Expect events to get worse: in Iran, with China, with Russia, and possibly North Korea. The Czar predicts another foreign crisis with an unexpected country as well to be named later. Each of these countries understands Obama better than he understands himself, and each knows that if you want to really do something with no lasting cost to you, now is the time to do it.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.